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Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings below, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location.

Viewing 1–10 out of 298 events
from December 13, 2017 to December 11, 2018
in History (x) category

Friday, December 15, 2017

Dec15

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Dec16

Discovery Walks for Families: Statues and Monuments

at East 72nd Street Information Kiosk (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join us on a kid-friendly adventure as we discover the secrets and mysteries of Central Park’s most beloved children’s sculptures! Central Park Conservancy Guides will lead…
Category: Nature, Art, History, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec16

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors
Free!

Dec16

Farmhouse Family Day

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore NYC's oldest house! Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Art, History, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec16

Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us on Saturdays to explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood and learn about the people and events that shaped this vibrant historical community.
Category: Accessible, History, Tours
Free!

Dec16

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Dec16

Gracie Mansion Conservancy Family & Community Holiday Open House

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
New York City families and residents alike are invited to visit Gracie Mansion to learn about the history, view the "New York 1942" art installation, and see the Mansion dressed for the holidays.
Category: Education, Art, History, Tours, Winter Holidays
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec16

Candlelight Tours

at Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Candlelight Tours is a magical excursion. Imagine walking through an entire historic town at night guided by the glow of old-fashioned lamps.
Category: Education, History, Tours, Winter Holidays

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Dec17

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Dec17

Ranger's Choice: Forest Park Super Hike (Vigorous)

at Forest Park, Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This extensive one-way hike highlights Forest Park's history and its surrounding neighborhoods of Kew Gardens, Glendale, Richmond Hill, and Woodhaven. Registration is required.
Category: Nature, Fitness, History, Hiking
Free!

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